Edna Andrade Grants

The Edna W. Andrade Fund - a Donor Advised Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation - supports grants for local or national museums or nonprofit art organizations with exhibitions or programs that benefit visual fine artists of Greater Philadelphia. Grants totaling $50,000 are awarded annually, in amounts ranging from $5,000 to $25,000.

The fund was established through the estate of Edna Andrade, a leading Philadelphia teacher and artist who was associated with the Op Art movement of the 1960s.

For nonprofits offering these programs

The grants will benefit visual fine artists in the Greater Philadelphia area by supporting:

• The purchase or the commissioning of works of art created by artists in the Greater Philadelphia area by local or national museums or other charitable organizations

• The funding of one-person exhibitions of Greater Philadelphia artists at local or national museums

• New or continuing educational, cultural, humanitarian or environmental projects by individual artists or groups of artists in the Greater Philadelphia area by nonprofit organizations that are acting as fiscal agents on behalf of the artist/s.

“Fine Artists" means those who work in the visual arts: working in two- or three- dimensions who employ, without limitation, the media of painting, drawing, printmaking, photography or sculpture.

The Greater Philadelphia area is defined as Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania and Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Mercer counties in New Jersey.


  • 501c3 status 
  • The organization must have created, curated, produced, or presented at least three professional public exhibits or projects within the last five years.

The grant cannot be used for activities completed prior to the application.

Amount of Grants

This grant does not cover the following:

• Private foundations
• Intermediary funding agencies
• Government agencies
• Organizations that promote a particular religious or political ideology
• Endowment or capital projects or campaigns
• Advocacy or lobbying activities

The grant application process is not open to individual artists.

 Questions About This Grant

Email: andrade@philafound.org

 Application Deadline

5 p.m. Feb. 3, 2017

Submit Application 

Final grant decisions will be made by March 24, 2017

Edna Andrade Grants Process


Step 1. Determine Eligibility

Carefully review the criteria listed above.


Step 2. Apply

Andrade Application [DOC]

Follow Up

Step 3. Follow Up

Selected organizations will be asked to submit a report.


Step 4. Report

Please submit a budget and one page narrative report and detailing how the funds were used and the impact on your organization.

  • Budget: Provide an itemized budget of actual expenses and income.
  • Narrative: Were goals met?  What was the impact on the organization and the population served?  What are the most important lessons your organization learned from this project?

For questions about grants in general, call 215-563-6417 or email us

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